A rugby match between Russian and Georgian teams scheduled for February 27 in Tbilisi has been postponed per the decision of Rugby Europe following Russia’s move to invade Ukraine.
"Due to the current situation, Rugby Europe has decided to postpone the match in Tbilisi between Georgia and Russia on February 27," Rugby Europe said in an official statement.
"As the match was to be held under the auspices of the 2023 World Cup, Rugby Europe is consulting with World Rugby after which the approximate date of the match will be determined,” said the statement.
A snow rugby championship scheduled in Moscow on February 27-28 has been canceled, while the match between the Spanish and Russian women's teams in Madrid on February 26 is still in force.
Some Georgian social media users demanded Georgia to cancel the match, while others wrote that it would be better Georgia to play with shirts having Ukrainian flags on and ‘strongly defeat Russia.’